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July/ August 2011, Volume 3, Issue 7

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

2011 One Book South Dakota

2011 Authors on the Road

Library Card Sign Up Month

Banned Books Week
Sept. 24 - Oct. 1

Indian Education Summit Pre-Conference
Sept. 25

Indian Education Summit
Sept. 25-27

SDLA Annual Conference
Oct. 5-7

SD Festival of Books
Oct. 7-9

Teen Read Week
Oct. 16-22

AASL National Conference
Oct. 27-30

Featured e-Resources of the Month
Go beyond the book with eResources

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In this month's issue


Library Headlines

Library Traning Institute Graduates 2011Three graduate from 2011 Library Training Institute
State Librarian Dan Siebersma awarded Certificates of Public Library Management to three graduates of the Library Training Institute at the Northern State University campus in Aberdeen on June 17.

Next SD Titles to Go sign-up is Sept. 30
Seven additional libraries will be joining the original 21 participants at the end of August.

2011 Festival of Books and Authors on the Road details are revealed
The South Dakota Festival of Books will take place Oct. 7-9 in Deadwood. Over 60 authors from all over the country will participate in the free, three-day event.


August Continuing Education Opportunities

A Free Online Conference from WebJunction & the ALA Learning Roundtable
Trends in Library Training and Learning: Developing Staff Skills for the 21st Century: This two-day online conference will cover topics ranging from brain development and learning styles to instructional design and shifting trends in library learning. Plan to join our own Jane Healy and Julie Erickson for their session Beyond 23 Things: Enhanced Self-Paced Training on August 11.

More August Continuing Education Opportunities


Children's and YA Services

Summer Reading Program Evaluation
Some of you may have finished your summer reading programs already, some of you may still be going and a few of you haven’t started yet.

YARP/SD Teen Choice Book Award 2011-2012 information available
Make sure your collection is stocked with these titles and be ready to go when school starts!

Teens' Top Teen voting opens Aug. 15
Here's another way for teens to get involved in voicing their opinion about their reading choices.


Featured e-Resources of the Month

Go beyond the book with eResources
Where do you look for information? Several SDSL electronic resources can help you find what you need.


Library Development

Novel Destinations has patrons scavenging for clues
Fifteen South Dakota libraries have their patrons “scavenging” for clues in their communities as a part of the Novel Destinations program.

Positive impact reported by Opportunity Online Hardware Grant participants
Technology improvements for patrons and increased advocacy abilities for librarians are two positive results of the grant.


Board Talk

Board Talk: That difficult subject – nonresident user fees
Do you serve folks in your broader community who do not pay property taxes and thus do not support the public library they use?


School Libraries

Mary Johnson, new School Library CoordinatorWelcome Mary G. Johnson, new School Library Coordinator

Indian Education Summit School Library Pre-Conference set for Sept. 25
The South Dakota State Library will be hosting our first annual School Library Pre-Conference in conjunction with the Indian Education Summit on Sept. 25 at Cedar Shore Resort in Oacoma.

Stephanie Miller-Davis honored for support of children and reading
Jones County Elementary Library’s 2011 reading celebration event, the first-ever Stephanie Miller-Davis Day, recognized and honored a long-time supporter of children’s libra ry services in Murdo.


What Are We Reading?

Create, Relate, & Pop @ the Library: Services & Programs for Teens & Tweens
by Erin Helmrich and Elizabeth Schneider; reviewed by Jasmine Rockwell


Why Didn't I Think of That?

What about e-books?
Here are some tips for librarians and their patrons trying to figure out which device to buy.

Huron's Book Sale RoomHuron Friends of the Library profit at Smithy’s Used Books and on Amazon
With the expansion of the Huron Public Library in 2009, the Friends of the Library were given permanent book sale room space just off the main entrance.

Market your library and host programs for little or no money
There are many ways to market your library and host library programs at little or no cost.





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